Medical malpractice occurs when a physician fails to properly treat a medical condition, resulting in a new or aggravating injury to the patient.
Many people don’t realize that doctors aren’t the only medical professionals whom patients can sue for malpractice. In fact, most health care providers including chiropractors, therapists, nurses, psychologists and dentists are subject to such legal action.
If you you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, it’s in your best interest to contact an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice cases as quickly as possible. In Texas and many other states, victims have up to two years following discovery of an injury to file a claim.
If you wait too long before speaking to an attorney, the statute of limitations may keep you from pursuing legal action. Find out if you should pursue damages by reviewing the common mistakes in this report.